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Report published on the future strategy for the Peggy

Wed, 01 Dec 2021


Manx National Heritage has published a report on the future strategy for the Peggy, her new boathouse and the story of George Quayle - the politician and bank owner who built the vessel - at the Nautical Museum in Castletown.

In May 2021 Tynwald requested a report be completed by November to explore options for the relocation of the Peggy back to Castletown. This has now been published and will be laid at January’s Tynwald sitting.

Connie Lovel, Executive Director at Manx National Heritage, said: ‘There is no doubt the Peggy has captured the imagination of those who have seen her or heard her unique story, which is one we want to preserve for future generations. The Peggy is part of the Isle of Man and Castletown’s unique heritage which both local and international audiences engage with and take enjoyment from.

‘Manx National Heritage remains committed to returning her to Castletown and, over the coming months, will be working on a fundraising strategy with a view to securing financial support. This will assist with showcasing the Peggy at the Nautical Museum, telling her story in the best possible light and raising the profile of her significance on an international scale.

‘We are pleased that Tynwald recognises the importance of the Peggy and the intrigue she holds for visitors from near and far. This comprehensive report explores a range of options for her ongoing preservation and future accommodation and we look forward to working together with our sponsoring Department (Department for Enterprise) to progress matters and opportunities.’

The report can be found here: https://www.tynwald.org.im/business/opqp/sittings/20212026/2021-GD-0086.pdf


 

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